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Everything posted by STYRENE-SURFER

  1. Yup, it is one part of these old Mustangs that is difficult to get right. I'm looking at it as how these old drag cars were originally. kinda crude and not perfect.😊 But not AMT crude.πŸ˜‚
  2. Working on the bloody hood, It's been a bit of a fight. Here we are top sides, looks fair but needs some work. Underneath I had to get creative to make it look more like original tin quarter panels. That is 4 lawyers of blue masking tape that I used as a gap while gluing in the recessed bit. Will need that space for paint thickness and some further details to follow. The underside of the hood will probably get a lawyer of 1/4 Oz. fiberglass cloth to simulate a glass hood construction. This relief part(step?) of the quarter panel did not correctly follow the thickness of the old AMT body so I had to improvise by using multiple (4) pieces of Evergreen. That may not make any sense at all, right now my brain is spent. While the glue dries I'll have a cold one.πŸ˜‰
  3. Try this out... One of my many favorite discs. With one of my favorite version of "Moondance". Well.. there are two. Trippy, Jazzy, Beat Music personified.................... You may dig.??!!
  4. What a great album... I've been Proging out lately as usual. Any Van Der Graaf Generator fans out there? This one is quite poppy and delivers just a taste of the direction their music would go. They where so weird and different at the time and I had nothing on the radio to compare them to. I would have loved to see them play something like this back in 1975. For the fans, I found this .... Killer is still one of my all time favorite Van Der Graaf Generator tunes.
  5. Don't feel dumb, I had always had a similar vision in my head. He's the guy who wrote the song and that is the orignal version. When I saw Link Wray play he looked much different than in that early video, must have been sometime during the 90's, saw Dick Dale play around that same time. They both rocked the ponytail thing.
  6. yup, looks like I might have a possible next new project that won't be to hard to collect parts for. more here https://public.fotki.com/kdnelsurf/corvette-project/
  7. Ace... i understood your post completely, and it was topical. It was the other comments that kinda lost track of the original question. Thanx for doing the leg work 😊
  8. Greg... Are you planning on doing any measuring on your own? I would be interested in any results you come up with. I don't have that kit (Yet). Love those old competition coupes! Not sure what all the die cast conversation has to do with the price of eggs😜
  9. Just a light hearted joke that was half way on topic. Didn't mean to start a bickering.
  10. This side shot may be of help, looks like an unmolested steel body on this. This could easily be sized and printed out for a starting point. Did the roadster body share any dimensions? All I could find as far as overall width and cowl hight and width were approximations on this image.
  11. Ace... I am told this photo depicts those same reversed Sprit wheels. I studied it for several minutes and still can't see themπŸ˜‰
  12. Very sad. though did have to look this up do to unfamiliarity. Welp is a word to use, as one Urban Dictionary definition puts it, β€œWhen one feels there is no more to say.” While Dumb and Dumber could have brought the usage to a wider audience, academic studies acknowledged the word as early as 1946. 😊
  13. Some fun from Goodwood Road & Racing, if you like fast cars vintage or otherwise do check out there channel. They have been dropping some great videos during this Covid thing.
  14. Oh shoot. I really need the original styrene part because it will be used for my Blown 427 project that I have been working on with R&M, hopefully some kind of assemblable kit of parts for vintage Ford fanatics. All resin cast parts for that blown Ford 427 build in the back of your head.😊 It's weird project and not for the strict 1/25 scale purists. It's based off the 1/24th Monogram block. A bit bigger yah, but can give certain models that extra punch πŸ€›
  15. Oh, you prolly know by now, if there is a hard way I'll usually veer that direction. It's all good fun. If you'd like the resin bubble hood there is one thing I could trade for. A Revell parts pack 427 front timing cover, the one with the vertical grooves in it.😊
  16. Ha... Yah it's gotten to that point where I spend more time puzzling than building.
  17. Don't cry... Polar Lights kicked out a bunch of them😊. I do like Baracudas But something about this particular Funny Car body is just kinda Meh to me. Besides it had almost the perfect shape (on the roof) I was looking for. πŸ˜‚
  18. Got some work done on the Hood. First step, remove Barracuda Funny Car Roof. Here is the opening that has to be filled. I have cut the cowling off my other AMT Mustang kit and glued to the hood to stretch it. Had to give it a slight crease down the middle. This actually cracked it a bit but not a big problem. Then it was like making a puzzle piece. Here it is mocked up with scotch tape, some careful gluing and tweaking needed, then hopefully it will sand out reasonably without too much filler needed😊 Thats TWO donor bodies for one Mustang 😜
  19. CBS even cleaned up the song lyrics.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ had to google the song because something during the show didn't Match my memory of seeing the film in the theater so long ago.
  20. Snake... looks great! The look without the upper detail ubove the rear quarters (don't know the correct description) is nice. you know😊The part you filled in πŸ˜‚. Like it.....I Like It Allot 😊 Go Go Go.....
  21. Thanx Snake and Codi I will try cutting up the Baracuda first and see how that goes. this first week of June 2020 has made it difficult to work on this. my brain is tapped out for now. And so is this project for the time being. I'll be back, you can count on that.
  22. I'll keep this in mind. the last thing I would like is to rustle too many feathers here. Low profile is my modus operandi.
  23. Thanx GoatGuy... shure has been a long and winding road hasn't it? I feel fortunate that some of my favorite modelers here have taken the time to comment on my work. Wish I was more motivated on this project and have learned some lessons on just how much research and documentation it can take to attempt a build like this rather obscure "Souza Bro's" car. I should have known better. well now it's just a vintage fantasy match race car so the pressure is off.
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